Lexis-Nexis Academic has a new search interface to use when researching newspaper articles, legal cases or company information.
The Hatfield Library has three new music databases.
1. Contemporary World Music
Contains important genres such as reggae, worldbeat, neo-traditional, world fusion, Balkanic jazz, African film, Bollywood, Arab swing and jazz, and other genres such as traditional music – Indian classical, fado, flamenco, klezmer, zydeco, gospel, gagaku, and more. This release includes 2,147 albums, equalling 29,508 tracks, growing regularly.
2. American Song
Includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and more.
3. Jazz Music Library
The largest and most comprehensive collection of streaming jazz available online with thousands of jazz artists, ensembles, albums, and genres. This release includes 5,068 albums and 61,584 tracks, growing regularly.
The Hatfield Library has a new database called JSTOR Plant Science; it comes with current JSTOR subscriptions. It includes content from Global Plants Initiative partners, bringing the amount of materials to 800,000 type specimens, paintings, drawings, correspondence, and supporting materials from over 160 partners in 47 countries on 5 continents.
JSTOR Plant Science is an online environment that brings together content, tools, and people interested in plant science. It provides access to foundational content vital to plant science – plant type specimens, taxonomic structures, scientific literature, and related materials, making them widely accessible to the plant science community as well as to researchers in other fields and to the public. It also provides an easy to use interface with powerful functionality that supports research and teaching, including the ability to measure and record plant specimens, share observations and objects with colleagues and classmates, and investigate global plant biodiversity.
JSTOR Plant Science strives to be a comprehensive online research tool for aggregating and exploring the world’s botanical resources, thereby dramatically improving access for students, scholars, and scientists around the globe. It is useful for those researching, teaching or studying botany, biology, ecology, environmental and conservation studies.
Have you customized Google Scholar to recognize Willamette-owned materials? As a Willamette affiliate, you can set up Google Scholar so that it displays the Get it @ WU links in the results page.
If you are using Google Scholar on on campus, it will recognize that you’re at Willamette and automatically provide the Get it @ WU links. If you are working off campus, set up your Google Scholar preferences page by typing in “Willamette University” in the Library Links box and click on the Find Library button. Select the item and save your preferences.
Keep in mind that in order to access articles, you need to be a current student, faculty or staff member. Also, Google Scholar often links to commercial publisher websites which ask you to pay for access. DO NOT PAY FOR ARTICLES! Look for the Get it @ WU link. If we do not have the article available, you can still request it at no cost by using our Interlibrary Loan services or going through your local public library (for alumni & community borrowers).
The Hatfield Library has altered its main search window, which now reads “WU Worldcat: Books, Articles, and More: Willamette University Libraries, Summit and Beyond.”
Below the main search bar, the link to search on Summit is gone. Willamette patrons should use the main search bar to search for materials – as the title indicates, this will search WU Libraries, the Summit system, and WorldCat, which includes thousands of libraries outside of Summit.
Also, the Advanced Search link searches the same database, but allows the user more control and specificity.
If you have any questions about searching, please contact a reference librarian.
Historic letters and postcards from the following collections are in digital format and accessible via Willamette’s Academic Commons website:
Fifty-nine letters from Union soldier John G. Burggraf to his family detail his experiences as a member of the 49th Illinois Infantry. Burggraf describes the aftermath of conflicts such as the battle of Shiloh, the capture of Fort Donelson and the battle of Pleasant Hill. The letters also provide unusual details about daily camp life.
There also is a finding aid for the Burggraf collection.
This collection is comprised of the Michael J. Carrick postcard collection and the Jim and Connie Ames postcard collection. One hundred and sixty-eight black and white and color images document Willamette University and the city of Salem, Oregon from the early 1900s through 1990. Subjects include Willamette buildings and grounds, university student activities such as parades and athletic events; and prominent downtown Salem scenes. Both sides of the postcard were scanned when applicable.
Today, the Willamette University Libraries introduced a new version of the Journal Title Finder.
The design of the new Journal Title Finder is a response to the growing number and popularity of electronic journals. In addition to print and microfilm holdings, the Willamette University Libraries currently provide access to more than 48,000 online titles, most of which are licensed for use by the Willamette community.
Expect further changes in the Journal Title Finder over the next six to nine months as library staff continue to enhance access to print and electronic journal literature.
The Hatfield Library now has access to American Periodical Series Online.
It provides indexing and full-text to more than 1,100 periodicals that first began publishing between 1740 and 1900. Included are special interest and general magazines, literary and professional journals, children’s and women’s magazines, and other historically significant periodicals.
The Hatfield Library has added two new databases.
CAMIO offers art images that are rights-cleared for educational use. The database has about 95,000 art images — photographs, paintings, sculpture, decorative and utilitarian objects, prints, drawings and watercolors, jewelry and costumes, textiles and architecture — plus audio, video and mixed media.
More information on CAMIO is available here.
Archive Grid offers detailed, archival collection descriptions written by archivists and collection descriptions from more than 2,500 libraries, museums and archives worldwide.
More information on Archive Grid is available here.
In the mood for a new dish? Culinary Arts Collection provides full text coverage of the world of cooking and nutrition, from amateur cooks to professional chefs, in a variety of settings from small catering businesses, to fast food, sit down restaurants, and large food processing operations.
You can also search for recipes, restaurant reviews, and obtain industry information.